‘I’m waiting’: Bafana Bafana legend reveals he offered his services to become Kaizer Chiefs strikers coach

In light of Kaizer Chiefs' struggles in front of goal, a Bafana Bafana legend has stepped forward, revealing he offered his services as a strikers coach.

While a lot hasn’t been going well at the club in recent years but Amakhosi’s woes can be partly attributed to their lack of goals, with the club's last trophy win coming in 2015 under Stuart Baxter.

The club has seen a string of strikers struggle to find their footing, including Lazarous Kambole, Michelle Katsvairo, Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana, Siphelele Mthembu, Edward Manqele, and others.

Mark Williams, who also played for Chiefs between 1996 and 1997, says he offered his services at Naturena to become the club’s strikers coach. However, he has yet to get the response from the club.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers FC man believes he is a natural born goal-scorer.


“Chiefs are not scoring goals, but they are playing good football. I went there, and I said, ‘let me be a striker coach’,” Williams told FARPost.

“I am waiting. I am waiting in the door; I am not giving up. All I want to do is to help the strikers. So if I can help the strikers score week in and week out, that means 85 per cent of South African fans will be happy because they will score goals and win. Football is about scoring goals and winning.

“I have been there at the office. It’s not like I have not been there. For me, I just wanted to make sure that I give back all the knowledge. You can’t tell me that a guy who has played in so many countries, not just locally, [can’t help].

“I have scored goals like it’s running out of fashion, locally and internationally. So, there must be something that God has given me. So, all I want to do is to share it.”


Williams also revealed interest from other clubs and expressed his openness to considering their offers.

“There are other clubs that want me. Maybe I must go and knock at the clubs that want me because sometimes certain teams think they are doing you a favour. For me, it doesn’t work like that.”

Williams emerged a super-sub in the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations final, scoring a brace to propel Bafana Bafana to their first ever continental trophy with. 2-0 win over Tunisia 2-0.

He also finished as the joint second scorer with 4 goals in the tournament.

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Nkosiyabuya Sithole, a young and rising sports journalist based in Durban, South Africa, harbors a deep passion for football. Nevertheless, he aspires to become a well-rounded journalist, adept in various areas of the field.

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